Author: Pete Dulin

History and Beer Brings Community to Broken Hatchet Brewing in Downtown Belton

The worn hatchet blade and shattered handle mounted in the bar at Broken Hatchet Brewing did not belong to Carrie Nation, the infamous Prohibition-era saloon buster buried less than a mile away at Belton Cemetery. Don’t worry. Nation will no longer rise up, swing her hatchet, and deliver an anti-alcohol message of temperance. The owners of Broken Hatchet respectfully nod to Nation’s legacy and then knowingly turn their heads away and serve fresh craft beer in Downtown Belton.

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Smoke Brewing Prepares For Expansion in Lee’s Summit

Increased demand and an anticipated boom in traffic underscored Smoke Brewing’s need to move its brewhouse operations from Downtown Lee’s Summit to a warehouse location a few blocks away. The restaurant and taproom remains open at 209 SE Main Street, serving craft beer, chef-driven fare, elevated barbecue, and craft cocktails.

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